Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Quilts inspiration

Definitely much more exciting than it sounds! Some of my favourites from the new Quilts 1700 - 2010 exhibition at the V&A. Lots of inspiration for shapes as well as colour and pattern mixes and I loved the one made from tiny squares of silk ribbons. I managed to go to the press preview which was pretty civilised, I'm sure it's going to be a bit of a push and a shove now it's completely sold out! See my first attempt of a patchwork quilt in my earlier post here.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

More exciting coverage!

Postcards from Battersea has been featured on New Looks Future Fab Fashion blog!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

As I was going to St Ives....

....I saw
  • daffodils for sale in bright plastic buckets
  • a stripy deckchair resting against the wall
  • a fisherman weaving lobster pots and baskets from wicker cane
  • the tide out, exposing the sand and anchors
  • sea-themed bric-a-brac on the windowsill
  • cake stands full of knitted treats and shell collections
  • rusty watermarks on whitewashed walls
  • Dexter Dalwood exhibition at the Tate
  • the Smock Shop and a red telephone box peeping out from behind
  • a pretty road called Fish Street
  • Saturday, 27 March 2010

    Paint shadows

    Coloured dust outlines of objects that were once there/negative space and stenciled shapes.

    Wednesday, 24 March 2010

    Notes from Falmouth

    A few days holiday visiting friends by the sea, eating fish & chips at the launch of Rick Stein's new restaurant, documenting finds around the house, capturing the novelties of family life, hand-drawn scribbles and surfaces covered in stickers.

    Sunday, 14 March 2010

    Inky surfaces

    Studio shots, gathering pattern, colour seeping from objects or splashed over the surface, work in progress documented as still-life.

    Wednesday, 10 March 2010

    Transmitting noise

    I loved this exhibition I saw recently at Camden Arts Centre - 'Sound of the Pregeometric Age' by Katja Stunz.

    "An installation of machine-like, person-like, instrument-like sculptures from found objects such as Turkish ashtrays, cymbals and hotel reception bells. They test the limits of the space by both transmitting noise and attentively receiving it".

    Saturday, 6 March 2010

    Discovered patterns

    Some of the original tiled floors that I have found while house-hunting for my own Victorian conversion.

    Thursday, 4 March 2010

    Pop-up signage

    Artinavan// is an art collective of artists, writers, illustrators, photographers, musicians and designers, based in South London. Their group exhibitions explore a variety of subject matters and themes, expressing ideas through diverse media. For the Brixton Project, the collective has converted an empty shop in the Brixton Village Market into a weekly rotation installation space for 8 weeks during January - March.

    I caught up with some of the guys when I was at the market for the patchwork quilt workshop a few weeks ago, and the space was filled with hand-painted signs made by the sellers within the market, with the aim of bringing together more of a community feel and offering glimpses of individual characters and personalities through type and imagery.

    Tuesday, 2 March 2010